Live: Arie Crown Theater, Chicago

David Bowie performed at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater on 22 October 1974.

It was the 50th date of the Diamond Dogs Tour, which had kicked off in Montreal on 14 June. This leg of the tour was known as the Soul Tour.

The musical director was Mike Garson, who also played piano and Mellotron. Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar played guitar, the bass guitarist was Emir Ksasan, and the drummer was Dennis Davis.

The backing singers were Ava Cherry, Robin Clark, Geoff MacCormack (billed as Warren Peace), Luther Vandross, Diane Sumler, and Anthony Hinton. The line-up was completed by David Sanborn on saxophone and flute, and percussionist Pablo Rosario.

This was Bowie’s first of two consecutive nights at the Arie Crown Theater. He returned to the venue during the Isolar II Tour on 17 and 18 April 1978.

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